Climate Deal 2015

Understanding the COP21 Contributions in Light of Renewable Energy in Latin America

Date: September 28, 2015

Time: 09:00 am EDT

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Countries across the globe are committed to deliver a universal climate agreement by the end of the United Nations climate talks (COP21) held in Paris in December 2015. Countries will present their own contributions to the agreement, also known as Intended Nationally Determined Contributions or INDCs in UN jargon. These will be the key items for negotiation.

In the road to Paris, Nivela is organizing a webinar in partnership with the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and Latinoamérica Renovable, LLC. The focus of the webinar is on understanding the contributions of COP21 in light of renewable energy in Latin America, focusing on Mexico and Costa Rica as case studies.


Dr. Dora López, PhD, Founder Latinoamérica Renovable;


Dr. Mónica Araya PhD, Founder & Executive Director Nivela;
Dr. Debora Ley, PhD., Scientific Board Member at Latinoamérica Renovable;
Dr. Silvia Palma-Rojas PhD., Scientific Board Member at Latinoamérica Renovable.

During this webinar, Dr. Araya will give us an overview of the INDCs and their importance. Dr. Ley and Dr. Palma-Rojas will exemplify INDCs using two specific cases, Mexico and Costa Rica, respectively. We will conclude the webinar with Dr. Lopez’s remarks on Latinoamerica Renovable’s bioenergy initiative to address renewable energy in transportation, which is a future application of renewable energies in the region.

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